Nov 1, 2018
Under the dark cloud of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh,
this week’s Net Assessment podcast focuses on President
Donald Trump’s that he intends to withdraw the United States from
the INF Treaty. Although it’s a bilateral agreement with Russia,
China factors heavily into our discussion, as do problems the
president might face with allies and Congress going forward, should
the withdrawal occur. We offer a few comments on the lack of
civility we are experiencing, defense budget cuts, and Jeff Bezos.
Finally, Bryan and Melanie politely listen while Chris
congratulates the Red Sox on their World Series victory.
- Featured Article: Michael Krepon, "Nothing
about Trashing the INF Treaty Makes the US Safer," Defense
One, October 21, 2018.
- Sonny Bunch, “Jeff
Bezos: King of the Tech Lords, " Washington Free
Beacon, October 23, 2018.
- Elbridge Colby, "The
INF Treaty Hamstrings the US. Trump is Right to Leave It," Center
for a New American Security, October 23, 2018.
- Scott Cuomo, "It's
Time to Make a New Deal Solving the INF Treaty's Strategic
Liabilities to Achieve US Security Goals in
Asia," Texas National Security Review, October
- Karoun Demirjian, "GOP
Lawmakers Criticize Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Nuclear Arms
Treaty," Washington Post, October 21, 2018.
- Michael Kofman, "Under
the Missile's Shadow: What Does the Passing of the INF Treaty
Mean?" War on the Rocks, October 26, 2018.
- Aaron Mehta, "It's
Official: DoD Told to Take Cut with FY20
Budget," Defense News, October 26, 2018.
- Eric Sayers, "The Intermediate
Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and the Future of The Indo-Pacific
Military Balance," War on the Rocks, February 13, 2018.
- Kori Schake, "Trump's
Defensible Decision to withdraw from a Nuclear Treaty," The
Atlantic, October 23, 2018.
- Gary Shih, "China
Rolls Back Decades-Old Tiger and Rhino Parts Ban, Worrying
Conservationists," Washington Post, October 29, 2018.
- Ian Williams, "Leaving
the INF Treaty Now is the Right Call," CSIS, October 24,